Warsaw, KY asked in Employment Law for Kentucky

Q: If a spot needs filled can they force you to come in on your off day? If you cant make it and refuse what can they do?

I work at a fire protection district in Kentucky. If the need to fill a spot, they pull from a list of overtime hours. They will force the person with the least amount of hours to come in on their off days. If you can't or won't make it, you will receive a write up. Wright ups prevent you from applying for any promotions with in a year. They also claim they can fire you after so many. Can they do this?

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A: There are no laws that place caps on the amount of hours an employer can make you work. Thus, while the above situation sounds unfair, your employer's system is permissible.

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